After several years of layoffs in the mutual fund industry, a new service that provides a job board and skill enhancement at the same place may be well timed.

By charging a fee to prospective job seekers, MutualFundCareers.com, which officially debuts today, weeds out the glut of unqualified hopefuls that flood job listings on broader listing services such as Monster.com, according to Raymond O’Brien, co-founder of the service. Also, job seekers have the opportunity to hone their skills with online training from Boston University’s Center for Professional Education and the National Investment Company Service Association.

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